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True Story.  Over the past few years, Fannie Mae transformed the way in which they delivered software.  Deploys increased from 1,200/month to 15,000/month.  At the same time, productivity increased by 28% while reducing costs by 30%.  But, how did they do it? During the All Day DevOps conference, over 13,500 practitioners from around the world to learn from their peers in the industry.  Barry Snyder, Senior Manager of DevOps at Fannie Mae, was one of 57 practitioners who shared his real world journey through his enterprise transformation. Choke Point or Checkpoint. Eddie Webb, Director of Software Delivery Platforms at Liberty Mutual, also shared his organization's journey into DevOps.  Eddie described how they evolved their organization, tool chain, and processes to go from 20% of builds being deployed to 60% over the past 18 months.  He described how they document... (more)

Private Practice: Encryption Exposed | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Security #Encryption

In September 2014, Apple made encryption default with the introduction of the iPhone 6. Then, in February 2016, a Los Angeles judge issued an order to Apple to help break into the encrypted iPhone belonging to a terrorist involved in a mass shooting. Apple had used some of the strongest encryption technologies and practices to protect its users and their data.  The encryption technology did not discriminate between lawful and unlawful users.  While there were many sides to this issue, it surfaced many important debates on security, privacy, and civil rights. Peekaboo For develo... (more)

Bouncy Castle and Encryption | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #SDN #AI #ML #DL

In September 2014, Apple made encryption default with the introduction of the iPhone 6. Then, in February 2016, a Los Angeles judge issued an order to Apple to help break into the encrypted iPhone belonging to a terrorist involved in a mass shooting. Apple had used some of the strongest encryption technologies and practices to protect its users and their data. The encryption technology did not discriminate between lawful and unlawful users. While there were many sides to this issue, it surfaced many important debates on security, privacy, and civil rights. Peekaboo For develope... (more)

Government Asks: What's in Your Software? | @DevOpsSummit #CD #FedRAMP

Multiple agencies across the U.S. government are paying closer attention to the software they are buying.  More specifically, they want to know what open source and third party components were used to build the software applications.  The report notes: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to know what open source components are being used in medical devices. U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) is introducing new procurement language for software purchases to ensure it is free of vulnerabilities, either intentionally or unintentionally designed or inserted as part of the so... (more)

21 #DevOps and #Docker Reference Architectures | @DevOpsSummit #SDN

When building DevOps or continuous delivery practices you can learn a great deal from others.  What choices did they make, what practices did they put in place, and how did they connect the dots? At Sonatype, we pulled together a set of 21 reference architectures for folks building continuous delivery and DevOps practices using Docker. Why?  After 3,000 DevOps professionals attended our webinar on "Continuous Integration using Docker" discussing just one reference architecture example, we recognized there was a strong interest in the community to learn more.  That's why we assem... (more)